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Acknowledgments Contributors Introduction Part One: The Constitutions 1. Sacrosanctum Concilium (The Sacred Liturgy) - Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B. 2. Lumen Gentium (The Church) - Guy Mansini, O.S.B. 3. Dei Verbum (Divine Revelation) - William M. Wright IV 4. Gaudium et Spes (The Church in the Modern World) - Thomas Joseph White, O.P. Part Two: The Decrees 5. Christus Dominus (The Pastoral Office of the Bishops in the Church) - Matthew Levering 6. Presbyterorum Ordinis (The Ministry and Life of Priests) - David Vincent Meconi, S.J. 7. Optatam Totius (The Training of Priests) - Bishop Robert Barron 8. Perfectae Caritatis (The Up-to-Date Renewal of Religious Life) - Sara Butler, M.S.B.T. 9. Apostolicam Actuositatem (The Apostolate of Lay People) - Michele M. Schumacher 10. Ad Gentes (The Church's Missionary Life) - Ralph Martin 11. Unitatis Redintegratio (Ecumenism) - Matthew J. Ramage 12. Orientalium Ecclesiarum (The Eastern Catholic Churches) -Adam A. J. DeVille 13. Inter Mirifica (The Means of Social Communication) - Daniella Zsupan-Jerome Part Three: The Declarations 14. Dignitatis Humanae (Freedom of Religion) - Nicholas J. Healy, Jr. 15. Gravissimum Educationis (Christian Education) - Paige E. Hochschild 16. Nostra Aetate (The Relations of the Church to Non-Christian Religions) - Gavin D'Costa Index

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Matthew L. Lamb is Cardinal Maida Chair of Theology at Ave Maria University. Matthew Levering is James N. and Mary D. Perry, Jr. Chair of Theology at Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, IL.


"The Reception of Vatican II serves as a very helpful collection of essays for anyone who wishes to learn of the impact of the texts of Vatican II on theological thought in the last fifty years, and especially as this is construed in official Church documents. It promises to be an essential text for anyone wishing to build off post-conciliar theological work and make further steps in appropriating the teachings of Vatican II in Catholic theology."--Reading Religion "With The Reception of Vatican II, Matthew Lamb and Matthew Levering have succeeded in publishing a worthy sequel to the important Vatican II: Renewal within Tradition. The editors have gathered a remarkable group of Catholic theologians and produced a volume that fills a significant lacuna. With consistent scholarly competence, fine-tuned theological acumen, and in a gracefully accessible style, the authors narrate the reception of each one of the sixteen documents of the Second Vatican Council. The Reception of Vatican II is a significant and, indeed, overdue addition to the growing library on the last ecumenical council. I warmly recommend a close study of this most instructive volume."--Reinhard Hutter, Duke University Divinity School

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